My last cork board that was free from office surplus as smaller: 18×24 and I’d been hanging all of my necklaces from a pants hanger–super classy? Yes! I saw a really cool one on Pinterest that used studded push pins but then I looked at the price of said push pins and decided that something that was going to hold my necklaces shouldn’t cost more than the necklaces…you know what I mean.
I am very pleased with this. I bought a yard of the burlap and was glad I did for a few reasons:
- it was $1.99 a yard (hey big spender)
- one layer was a little transparent, you could see the cork underneath it
- it gave me some prime real estate to hang my earrings right in the second layer of burlap
Total cost: $7
- cork board
- measuring tape
- fabric to fit
- spray adhesive
- staple gun or hot glue gun
- hangers or fasteners
- push pins
- Clean up your cork boards if they’re used. Remove anything and wipe down with a damp cloth. Remove any other hangers or fasteners if they’ll get in the way of gluing fabric down.
- Lay fabric out to ‘practice’ where you want it to drape.
- Use spray adhesive and spray evenly across corked side of board and along frame. You can remove the frame but I left mine on because they you have to fasten the cork to the plywood on the back. The frame also makes a nice edge even with the fabric.
- Lay out your fabric and work from the inside out, centering and lining it up.
- Pat it down where you want it throughout.
- Let dry at least one hour (according to spray adhesive instructions-read the label, yours might be different).
- After the hour has passed, flip the board over.
- Trim the fabric to fit if there was a lot of excess.
- Use the staple gun or hot glue gun (both is probably overkill) and fasten the fabric to the back of the frame.
- Decorate with push pins, ribbon, etc…
- Affix fasteners or hangers last and hang that sucker up! It looks AMAZING!!